UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying

The qualifying round for the 1972 European Football Championship consisted of 32 teams divided into eight groups of four teams. Each group winner progressed to the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals were played in two legs on a home-and-away basis. The winners of the quarter-finals would go through, to the final tournament.[1]

UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates7 October 1970 – 17 May 1972
Teams32
Tournament statistics
Matches played105
Goals scored282 (2.69 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Gerd Müller (7 goals)
1968
1976

Qualified teamsEdit

 
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  Belgium (host) Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
  Soviet Union Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 3 (1960, 1964, 1968)
  West Germany Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
  Hungary Quarter-final winner 17 May 1972 1 (1964)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year.

SummaryEdit

  Group winners advanced to the quarter-finals (second round)
  Other teams were eliminated after the qualifying group stage
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
 
Romania
 
Hungary
 
England
 
Soviet Union
 
Belgium
 
Italy
 
Yugoslavia
 
West Germany
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Wales
 
Finland
 
Bulgaria
 
France
 
Norway
 
Switzerland
 
Greece
 
Malta
 
Spain
 
Northern Ireland
 
Cyprus
 
Portugal
 
Scotland
 
Denmark
 
Austria
 
Sweden
 
Republic of Ireland
 
Netherlands
 
East Germany
 
Luxembourg
 
Poland
 
Turkey
 
Albania

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Romania 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–1 2–0 3–0
2   Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 9 1–0 1–0 1–1
3   Wales 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 5 0–0 1–3 3–0
4   Finland 6 0 1 5 1 16 −15 1 0–4 0–4 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Hungary 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–0 1–1 4–0
2   Bulgaria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7 3–0 2–1 1–1
3   France 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 7 0–2 2–1 3–1
4   Norway 6 0 1 5 5 18 −13 1 1–3 1–4 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   England 6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 11 Advance to quarter-finals 1–1 3–0 5–0
2    Switzerland 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9 2–3 1–0 5–0
3   Greece 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 3 0–2 0–1 2–0
4   Malta 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1 0–1 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 13 4 +9 10 Advance to quarter-finals 2–1 1–0 6–1
2   Spain 6 3 2 1 14 3 +11 8 0–0 3–0 7–0
3   Northern Ireland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6 1–1 1–1 5–0
4   Cyprus 6 0 0 6 2 26 −24 0 1–3 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Belgium 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 9 Advance to quarter-finals 3–0 3–0 2–0
2   Portugal 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7 1–1 2–0 5–0
3   Scotland 6 3 0 3 4 7 −3 6 1–0 2–1 1–0
4   Denmark 6 1 0 5 2 11 −9 2 1–2 0–1 1–0
Source: UEFA

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Italy 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 10 Advance to quarter-finals 2–2 3–0 3–0
2   Austria 6 3 1 2 14 6 +8 7 1–2 1–0 6–0
3   Sweden 6 2 2 2 3 5 −2 6 0–0 1–0 1–0
4   Republic of Ireland 6 0 1 5 3 17 −14 1 1–2 1–4 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Yugoslavia 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–0 0–0 0–0
2   Netherlands 6 3 1 2 18 6 +12 7 1–1 3–2 6–0
3   East Germany 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 7 1–2 1–0 2–1
4   Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 1 23 −22 1 0–2 0–8 0–5
Source: UEFA

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   West Germany 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10 Advance to quarter-finals 0–0 1–1 2–0
2   Poland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6 1–3 5–1 3–0
3   Turkey 6 2 1 3 5 13 −8 5 0–3 1–0 2–1
4   Albania 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 3 0–1 1–1 3–0
Source: UEFA

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Replay
Italy   1–2   Belgium 0–0 1–2
Hungary   5–4   Romania 1–1 2–2 2–1
England   1–3   West Germany 1–3 0–0
Yugoslavia   0–3   Soviet Union 0–0 0–3

GoalscorersEdit

There were 282 goals scored in 105 matches, for an average of 2.69 goals per match.

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Tabeira, Martín (31 January 2007). "European Championship 1972". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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